Breakout Ingredient Checker | Brianne Grebil

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Ingredient Checker

Find out if your product contains pore clogging ingredients


Check Your Ingredients

(Read below for instructions)


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If you’ve been struggling with acne, you probably already know that finding a product that DOESN’T clog your pores is difficult. It can be easier if you know the product’s pore clogging potential.

That is what comedogenic means. It means the ingredient has been tested and has a certain likelihood to clog pores. When speaking with a client about their skin care products, I often review the labels against my list of comedogenic ingredients and make recommendations.

Now, I’m giving you the ability to check for yourself! I’ve created this wonderful online tool that takes a bit of the guesswork out of skin care products.


To use the ingredients checker, simply enter a single ingredient, or a comma separated list in the box above. Press the “Check Ingredients” button to find out if any ingredients are comedogenic. You can also copy and paste an entire list of ingredients from elsewhere on the web. (Note – the Ingredient Checker will not recognize any ingredients in parenthesis. You will have to maually delete parenthesis.)

Bookmark this page and come back any time you want to check your ingredients!

KEEP IN MIND: This is a guideline. It’s a best guess. There is no true way of knowing if a product or ingredient will clog your skin until you try it. I use a sunscreen that contains several moderately comedogenic ingredients, however it does not seem to clog my pores. Conversely, evening primrose oil has a low comedogenic rating, and yet causes me breakouts.

Take this information with a grain of salt. Do not be afraid to try something if you want, or assume that if the ingredient is not comedogenic that it will not cause you problems.